A sign placed outside a house in the Christchurch suburb of St Martins has been doing the rounds on social media, as parents struggle through the first week of homeschooling children in lockdown.
"It takes a village to raise a child but I swear it's going to take a vineyard to home school one," the sign reads.
"Keep it up, we can do this," the sign author - supposedly an ever-hopeful parent - added.
Home-based learning began in New Zealand this week, with a dedicated TV channel in English fronted by Suzy Cato, as well as a channel in Te Reo Māori, and thousands of learning packs and devices sent to Kiwi students.
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Parents have been working on setting up routines and trying to help their children get their heads around homeschooling.
It's not just in New Zealand: all over the world, desperate mums and dads in lockdown are sharing memes of what it is like to try to home school your children in a pandemic.